Anti-gay newspaper ad isn’t hate speech

The Holy Bible is out of the dock in Canada, and declared once again suitable for advertising purposes. In 2002, a Court of Queen’s Bench decision ruled that a man who placed references to Bible verses on homosexuality into a newspaper ad (shown here) was guilty of inciting hatred, specifically violating section 14(1)(b) of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code (you can look it up). Now, a Saskatchewan court has reversed that decision. Despite the four-year delay on deciding something so obvious, this should be greeted as good news for Americans, too. It is comforting to know that Canadian courts are catching up to us in frivilous lawsuits.

—Posted by Gregory Solman